All images © Ron Amato 2017
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(New York, NY) January 3, 2018 – There will be a signing at New York City's BGSQD bookstore on January 20 from 7:00 - 9:00PM for “The Box,” a striking, sexy and sensual book of male nudes by fine art photographer and Fashion Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Photography Ron Amato.
January 20 (Saturday)
“The Box” by Ron Amato
@ The LGBT Center
208 W. 13 St.
New York, NY 10011
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
About "The Box"
Focused on themes of isolation, desire, conflict and empowerment, Ron Amato uses a series of boxes to create visual metaphors, echoing his development from adolescence to adulthood through over 100 color, and black and white photographs.
“Most of my artwork explores issues of sexuality. The enigma of attraction has been an ongoing question," says Amato. "With 'The Box' I was able to explore those themes more deeply, helping me develop a better understanding of myself as a gay man and the larger gay universe.”
Over thirty men, reflecting a diversity of ages, cultures, races and lifestyles–a thread that runs throughout Amato’s work–were photographed for “The Box.”
"The Box" by Ron Amato cover. DOWNLOAD 300dpi cover image
About the Photographer
He has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally, been published in a number of anthologies and photographed for fitness and sports magazines, including Men's Health, Men's Fitness and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband Seth and their two Fox Terriers, Ben and Zeb. Visit Amato's classy, but NSFW website at www.ronamato.com
Scroll for video and photos from "The Box"
BGSQD (The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division) is an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Established four years after the closing of Oscar Wilde Bookshop, NYC's last gay bookstore, in March 2009, BGSQD (shorthand: The Bureau) is one of the few surviving gay bookstores in the U.S. More about BGSQD here.
The Bureau just celebrated its 5th anniversary. Watch the video with Glennda Testone (Executive Director of The Center), Bill T. Jones, Esther McGowan (Exec. Director of Visual AIDS), Jim Fouratt, along with other artists, activists, and a Bureau volunteer here.